Violence Not the Source of Video Games’ Appeal

The presence of violence and gore does not increase the enjoyment of video games for most players, according to a new study that will provide some reassurance to social psychologists and valuable guidance to game designers.

The report, just published in the Personality and Psychology Bulletin, reiterates previous findings that “early exposure to violent media can lead to greater propensities for aggression.” But its results suggest that a new generation of such games could be developed that are pleasing to players without triggering aggressive impulses.

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